A tribute to our employees and community.
Spring is Here
See what we have in store for you this season.
Keep Your Eyes Open
Here's what happened in 2014 and will be happening in the year to come
Celebrating Familiar Faces
ASI enters 2014 celebrating anniversaries and announcing new and exciting events
Recognizing Community Partnerships
ASI honours the many organizations in the Western New York community that have opened their doors to ASI
In this issue of IN TOUCH, ASI cuts the ribbon of a new school!
Run for Autism
In this issue of IN TOUCH, ASI announces the second annual Run the 'Burg for Autism. Don't miss it!
Making Their Mark
For this issue of IN TOUCH, ASI acknowledges over two dozen employees who have reached career milestones with the agency.
ASI Introduces the Ziggurat Model
Continuing our mission to provide services that focus on the needs of the individual, Autistic Services has recently adopted The Ziggurat Model...
2010 Year End Review
Last year we vowed to build on past successes and set our sights even higher. This year, with your help, the Arts Work Program has accomplished this goal, and more.
Bringing Autism Into the Homes
To help families face the challenge of finding the right environment for their child, Autistic Services has partnered with Coldwell Banker Chubb to assess prospective homes as being Sensory Safe for people with Autism.
The True Colors of Autism
From the beginning the autistic child sees and experiences the world in a way we do not. A fixation with sights, patterns, textures etc. lends itself to the language of the arts. Artists at ASI take up their brushes at an early age.
Walking on Sunshine
Clifford & Kathy Kepner have transformes 45 acres of land into an outdoor sensorium named "Sunshine Garden". For 3 years they have welcomed the people from ASI to drop in and commune with nature.
My Trip To See Barack Obama
Of the nearly 304 million citizens of this country, only 1.5 million of them were lucky enough to attend the inauguration. Mariam was one of those lucky people. This is her story about her trip to see Obama.
"It's All About Me."
Introducing Elizabeth Harzewski... A Poet. Writer. River Scientist. And Solver of Mysteries. There's no such thing as boring with Liz.
The Neil Sanders Show
For this issue we place the spotlight on Neil Anthony Sanders, and his new adventures in radio podcasting.
Autism Awareness Month
Tell your friends that April is booked solid. Better yet, tell them that their month is booked too. Because this issue we are going to show you why April will be A Month to Remember...
Support is the Lifeline of Service
In this Winter 2007 issue, we acknowledge the ongoing support and contributions from members of our community.
Congratulations to Director of Clinical Services, Tracy Panzarella, M.A./CCC-SLP/L, and Director of Training and Staff Development, Shaun Doyle, both of whom were recently honored for their professional accomplishments.
Ms. Panzarella, who joined ASI in 2002, received the Distinguished Service Award from the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NYSSLHA) on April 24th. The Distinguished Service Award is presented to members of NYSSLHA who have contributed outstanding service to the organization on a broad and continuing basis. Criteria to be considered for this award go beyond the expected level of responsibilities and functions associated with elected office or membership on Association committees. Nominees for this award exemplify long-term commitment to high standards of service to NYSSLHA in a variety of roles.
On May 5, 2015, Mr. Doyle was awarded with the Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Western New York’s (SHAWNY) Honors of the Association Outside of the Profession. This honor is given to an individual, typically in a related profession, who has supported the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology or the individuals they serve in a unique or outstanding manner. Mr. Doyle has been a valued member of the ASI team since 2005.
For information and to register, visit jpsfoundation.org
Calling all runners, walkers, and raffle enthusiasts – registration is now available for the 5th annual Run the ‘Burg for Autism throughout the Village of Hamburg. Partial proceeds from this family-friendly event directly support the Autism Services, Inc. Resource Center. Sponsorship opportunities are still available and tax-deductible basket auction/gift card donations are appreciated.
Visit jpsfoundation.org for more details.
Friday, May 22nd 8-11pm, opening reception: TShirt on TV, a three-person show featuring work by Erich Haneberg, John Overton Burns, and Dan Carey. Big Orbit Gallery, 30 Essex St. Buffalo. On view through May 31st.
Friday, May 29th, 7pm, Performing Arts Celebration: Motown. Depew High School, 5201 Transit Rd.
Friday, June 19th, 6-9pm, opening reception: Beaded Pockets by Guest Curator Kathy Shiroki, Atrium 124, 124 Elmwood Ave. Featuring work by Andy C., Becky P., Keith M., Neil S., Brandon S., Kevin K., David O., Erich Haneberg, Cynnie Gaasch, Fotini Galanes, Jim Goodrich, Amy Greenan, Tom Holt, Candace Keegan-Masters, Julie Lewitzky, Maria Lowe, Sandy Ludwig, Katherine Sehr, Alfonso Volo. On view through June 26th.
Tuesday June 23rd, 5-8pm, opening reception: Bill E.: Burchfield Interpretations, 5-8 pm, Iprint Gallery, 2630 Elmwood Ave. Kenmore. No Words Spoken performs at 5:30. On view through August 21st.
You can also catch us at the following summer community art events: Infringement Festival, Allentown Art Festival, Glen Park Art Festival, and Elmwood Festival of the Arts, please contact us for details.
Save the date for our annual ASI Art Auction and Sale: Asbury Hall (Babeville), 341 Delaware, Friday, October 9th 5:30-9:30pm.
On a sunny morning in February we held the ribbon cutting ceremony for our Autism Services, Inc. Resource Center, located at 97 Main Street in the Village of Hamburg. It was a pleasure to open our doors to the Southtowns community and speak to families, friends, and local media about this exciting opportunity to provide much-needed services at this location. Thank you to everyone who made this event a success.
The Resource Center is now staffed Monday-Friday and Saturday by appointment. We have begun holding workshops and meetings there, and look forward to introducing additional programs and support groups at the Resource Center in upcoming weeks and months. An Open House is scheduled for Saturday, May 30th, noon-3pm. If you haven’t had a chance to stop in, this event will be the perfect opportunity to do so.
Once again I would like to thank Bob Brunner, the entire J.P.’s Foundation, and everyone who has supported Run the ‘Burg over the last 4 years, for making the Resource Center a reality. Proceeds from this annual event ensure that we can continue building programs and services at this site. So please make sure to join us Saturday, June 6th in the Village of Hamburg for Run the ‘Burg 2015. It gets bigger and better every year. Hope to see you there.